Financing your studies - what are the options?
A postgraduate degree is a big investment in your future. Our tuition fees and the ways you choose to pay can vary. We have provided some financial information designed to help you make the right decision for you.
For help with financing your studies, the most up-to-date information can be found on the Direct Gov website.
Our Student Money Advice Team is also on hand to provide you with free, impartial advice on everything from paying your fees to applying for a loan. For more information please see www.leedsmet.ac.uk/moneyadvice.
Tuition fees for our postgraduate and professional programmes vary. For most full-time courses, students will normally pay the full fee for the course in the first year of study. If your course takes more than one year the cost is usually spread evenly across each year of study. Part-time students pay for the modules they study each year. You can find the fees for your chosen course on our Course Finder – just select the fees and funding tab.
Discount for Leeds Metropolitan Graduates
It pays to come back to study postgraduate with us. Most graduates of Leeds Metropolitan qualify for a 10% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for up to five years after graduating.
Read our conditions for further information.
Paying Your Fees in Instalments
If you are paying all your own fees, we recognise how difficult it can be to do this all at once. That's why, if your course lasts at least a full academic year and costs £250 or more, we offer instalment options of two or seven payments.
If you're already in employment, your employer may consider sponsoring your studies as part of your continuing development. Many of our postgraduate students are sponsored in this way as employers increasingly recognise the value of our postgraduate degrees.
Disabled Students' Allowance
You may be eligible for a Disabled Students' Allowance of up to £10,362 per year. Our Disability Services Team is your first point of contact to discuss any of your requirements. You can mail them on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional and Career Development Loans
A Professional and Career Development Loan allows you to borrow money and pay no interest while you study. You can borrow up to £10,000 to help fund up to two years of study. If your learning includes one year of relevant work experience, you can extend the loan to three years.
NHS funded courses
If you’re applying to an NHS related course, you may be eligible to have your fees paid in full. You may also be entitled to apply for an NHS means-tested bursary. You can find out more on the NHS Business Services website.
If you’re applying to a PGCE course you may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your fees, loans and grants for livng costs from Student Finance England.
Find out if you are eligible from the Training & Development Agency for schools.
Work while you study
Many of our Postgraduate students work while they study - some are in full-time employment and so study with us part-time.
Many students who study full-time also choose to take on part-time work to help boost their income. If you are interested in working please contact our Student Employability & Progression team on 0113 812 5995 or visit the Student Employability & Progression website.
Funding for Research Programmes
If you are applying to a research degree you could apply to a research council for funding. The first step is to contact the faculty to which you are applying to for more information.
You can also search for postgraduate scholarships through the Prospects Funding Guide and look at individual awarding bodies online:
- Arts & Humanities Research Council
- Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council
- Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
- Economic & Social Research Council
- Natural Environment Research Council
- Medical Research Council
- The British Academy